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Systematic planning can rapidly close the protection gap in Australian mammal havens

Jeremy Ringma, Sarah Legge, John CZ Woinarski, James Q Radford, Brendan Wintle, Joss Bentley, Andrew A Burbidge, Peter Copley, Nicholas Dexter, Chris R Dickman, Graeme R Gillespie, Brydie Hill, Chris N Johnson, John Kanowski, Mike Letnic, Adrian Manning, Peter Menkhorst, Nicola Mitchell, Keith Morris, Katherine Moseby Show all



In the last 30 years, islands and fenced exclosures free of introduced predators (collectively, havens) have become an increasingly used option for protecting Australian mammals imperiled by predation by introduced cats (Felis catus) and foxes (Vulpes vulpes). However, Australia's network of havens is not expanding in a manner that maximizes representation of all predator-susceptible taxa, because of continued emphasis on already-represented taxa. Future additions to the haven network will improve representation of mammals most efficiently if they fill gaps in under-represented predator-susceptible taxa, particularly rodents. A systematic approach to expansion could protect at least one popu..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by funding from the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Program through the Threatened Species Recovery Hub. MB was supported by ARC grant FT170100274.